Welcome to the Department of Aeronautics webpages on Undergraduate student wellbeing. We believe that successful students require both excellent academic and pastoral support. On these pages you will find information on where to find wellbeing support in the department and in the wider College and you will also find information on external organisations.

See contact information further down this page.

 Student Wellbeing Diagram

Who you can contact

Aeronautics Student Wellbeing Advisor

Amy Picton

Room 141B, City and Guilds Building

Senior Tutor

Dr Sylvain Laizet

Room 339, City and Guilds Building

Tutor for Women

Dr Zahra Sharif Khodaei


Your reps

Academic Departmental Representative
Victor Laufaurie

Wellbeing Departmental Representative
Chi (Kelvin) Cheng

Who you can contact

External Contacts

In the meantime, if you need someone to talk to immediately please call the Samaritans 24hr Free Helpline on 116 123.

If you feel you are experiencing a mental health crisis Call NHS 24 hour Mental Health Crisis Lines:
Westminster, Kensington and Chelsea, Hillingdon, Brent, Camden and Harrow 0800 0234 650
Ealing, Hammersmith, Fulham and Hounslow 0300 1234 244
Wandsworth 020 3513 4421
Berkshire 0300 365 9999

Wellbeing Adviser - Amy Picton

The role of Wellbeing Adviser is a new post and enhances the support students receive from their personal tutors. Amy will develop resources, run workshops and awareness-raising events. Amy is also available to speak to on a one-to-one basis on a wide range of issues including settling into college life, relationship worries, stress, mental health, loneliness, concerns about substance or alcohol misuse

Senior Tutor - Dr Sylvain Laizet

Sylvain is responsible for the welfare and academic progress of every undergraduate student in the department.  You can speak to Sylvain if you have concerns about your academic progress or if you feel that there are circumstances that are causing you academic pressure. 

Tutor for Women - Dr Zahra Sharif Khodaei

Zahra's role as Tutor for Women provides women with additional support and the opportunity to discuss any issues they may be having with a female member of staff. While the first point of contact for each student is their personal tutor, if female students feel more comfortable talking to a female member of staff instead, Zahra is here to support you. In addition, as a champion for equality, diversity and inclusion, her role is to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and fairness in a diverse environment.

Personal Tutors (Various)

Your personal tutor is there to support you in your personal, general academic, and professional development. Through regular contact and the establishment of a supportive and professional relationship, the Personal Tutors maintain an overview of their tutees’ academic progress, development and wellbeing.

Wellbeing reps

Wellbeing reps can signpost you to further support from the Wellbeing Adviser. Wellbeing reps raise awareness of any issues affecting student wellbeing including mental or physical health, finance, relationships, equality and diversity, and personal safety. 

Academic reps

Academic reps can signpost you to further support and use your feedback to inform academic staff on issues that students face, including assessments, learning experience, resources and academic experience.